Our vision has always been to create cameras and lenses that capture more light. More light means more detail. More speed. More possibilities. The Z 7 brings that vision to life (and then some). Combining the advantages of a lightweight mirrorless design, a revolutionary new full-frame lens mount and matched lenses, a Nikon designed 45.7MP image sensor and seamless integration with Nikon’s DSLR system—including the NIKKOR lenses you love—the Z 7 is a camera unlike any before it. And yet, it’s unmistakably a Nikon. This is mirrorless reinvented.
As comfortable and familiar as an old friend.
A deep grip design and balanced weight feel great with both NIKKOR Z and F-Mount NIKKOR lenses with the Mount Adapter FTZ. Buttons and dials are comfortably placed—features like the sub-selector and AF-On button are in the same position as the D850. Unmistakably Nikon.
One of the major benefits of the Z 6’s thin 16mm flange back distance is that cameras can be made smaller and lighter. The Z 6 is smaller and lighter than the D780, yet it maintains outstanding handling and balance, even when using telephoto F-Mount NIKKOR lenses. It’s as comfortable to carry as it is to shoot with.
A skeleton forged from ultra-strong Magnesium Alloy, the same material used in the D850 and D5 for its extreme durability and incredible strength-to-weight ratio. The same brake mechanism and shutter blade material used in the D850, tested for 200,000 cycles while actually loaded in the camera. The Z 6 is ready for the field.
The next generation of NIKKOR glass.
Empowered by the larger Z Mount and shorter 16mm flange focal distance, NIKKOR Z lenses gather more light and break traditional rules of the “sweet spot”. Forget about stopping down for maximum sharpness—NIKKOR Z are at their best and deliver corner-to-corner sharpness even at their widest aperture.
When used with the optional Mount Adapter FTZ, more than 90 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses maintain all of their sharpness, resolving power and functionality and gain the advantages of the Z 7’s in-body VR, silent shooting, PDAF focusing system,¹ 4K video and more. Approximately 360 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses can be used. Compatibility as only Nikon can deliver.
Focus on what matters.
493² on-sensor AF points cover 90% of the frame (approx.) horizontally and vertically. Subjects are acquired quickly when they enter the frame and tracked throughout the frame, even to the far edges.
Using an AF algorithm optimised for its FX-format sensor, Z 7 automatically switches between focal-plane phase-detect AF and contrast-detect AF to fine-tune focus. The light-shielding phase detection pixels are carefully arranged on the sensor to preserve light, ensuring accurate AF even in dim lighting.
Whether shooting eye-level with the EVF or in Live View with the LCD, Auto Area AF smoothly tracks your subject. For example, when shooting portraits, the system pays attention to the upper body, too, maintaining focus position when your subject briefly turns away from the camera or moves out of view.
Get the latest Subject Tracking performance which requires Firmware 3.0.
Eye-Detection AF is a powerful tool for capturing portraits that tracks and locks focus on your subject’s eye not only with AF-S (Single AF) mode, but also with AF-C (Continuous AF) mode—especially useful when your subject keeps changing their pose. Eye-Detection AF is also capable of intelligently recognising the eyes of multiple people in the frame, giving you the freedom to choose which person and eye to focus on and can even remain locked on eyes that become partially or temporarily obstructed.
Capture still images when focus has been acquired on a dog or cat's eye, even in situations that were previously difficult for auto-area AF. When shooting video dog or cat’s face can be detected. Requires Firmware 3.0.
Take an ultra-high resolution QUAD VGA display, add Nikon optics for magnification, including Aspherical lens elements and Fluorine coating, and you’ve got an EVF experience unlike any before it. Minimal lag and blackout, 100% frame coverage (approx.), corner-to-corner clarity and sharp magnification. It has the feel of an optical viewfinder, and you can use it for both stills and videos.
Keep your eye on the prize.
All relevant info is displayed out of the way and is easy on the eyes. A new customisable menu appears right inside the viewfinder, so you can quickly adjust settings without ever taking your eye off the shot. Focus modes, white balance, exposure, VR settings, Picture Controls, and more—all within eye’s reach. Preview exposure and white balance changes, image stabilisation and depth-of-field in real time. You can even review the photo or video you just shot.
Steady as it goes.
Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilisation is applied to whatever NIKKOR Z lens you’re using. Up to five stops³ of image stabilisation in up to five directions—yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y. During video recording, optical VR is combined with electronic VR (e-VR) for even steadier shots. Normal VR mode for static subjects. Sports VR for moving subjects.
For the first time, F-Mount NIKKOR lenses like the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED or AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED can benefit from in-body 3-axis VR⁴. NIKKOR lenses that already have VR, like the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, get the added benefit of roll axis for a total of 3-axis VR. Just add the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and you’re good to go.
Made for video.
All of your Z 7 footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronising and logging, especially when editing shots from multi-camera shoots.
Capture every detail of movement with 120 FPS. Then play them back at 30, 25 or 24 FPS for jaw-dropping, fluid slow motion in 1080p High Definition.
Four AF-area modes for videos: Single-Point AF, Wide-Area AF (S or L) and Auto-Area AF. Seamless automatic switching between Phase Detect and Contrast Detect AF based on the situation. Mimic focus pulling techniques by controlling when AF starts and stops in AF-C mode using AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity options.
TWhat’s the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit recording? Only about 1 billion more colours (64X more data)—so much more flexibility in post-processing. Record directly to an optional external recorder with 10-bit output via HDMI, the industry standard. Simultaneously record uncompressed 8-bit 4K UHD movie files to the memory card and an external recorder. (Atomos Open Protocol supported for syncing start/stop.)
A great advantage of a mirrorless design is the ability to shoot in near silence. Quietly capture important moments during recitals, weddings, newborn photography…anywhere silence is golden.
17% larger internal diameter than Nikon's acclaimed F Mount. Wider than any full-frame mount available.⁵ It totally changes what’s possible with lens design. Enhanced low-light performance. Even illumination from corner-to-corner. Maximum apertures as wide as f/0.95. Faster data transfer between camera and lens. This is the ideal balance between mount diameter, large image sensor and flange focal distance.
The fastest, most comprehensive EXPEED system yet. Delicate tones with vivid colours. Suppressed noise without loss of detail. Greater processing speed. New mid-range sharpening alongside conventional sharpening. Diffraction compensation for stopped down lenses. 4K capture with mid-range sharpening, vignette control, auto distortion control and lateral chromatic aberration correction. This is the brain and muscle of the Z 7.
One of the finest full-frame image sensors Nikon has ever designed. 45.7 million effective megapixels. Backside illuminated. Discreetly placed focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels. Maximum dynamic range and low light performance. Minimal light falloff at the periphery of the frame. And without an optical low pass filter, it's able to capture the full resolving power of NIKKOR Z and F-Mount NIKKOR lenses.
Made for video.
The speed to succeed.
Shoot up to 9 FPS at full resolution (12-bit RAW or JPEG) with minimal shooting noise⁶ and without the need for an external battery pack. For complete silence, switch to Silent Mode and shoot up to 8 FPS with no mechanical noise.
Increased dartext-light capture means you can shoot at lower sensitivity more often. And the lower the sensitivity, the greater the detail, colour range and contrast.
More light gathering potential, flawless EXPEED 6 noise reduction and new NIKKOR Z lenses free you to explore the darker side of light with entirely new brilliance.
Connections? It's got a few.
Transfer images to compatible smart devices 2X faster than previously possible—up to 25 Mbps. Choose between the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands for optimum transfer speeds⁷.
The Z 6 can automatically connect whenever your compatible smart device is in range. Send original resolution JPEGs or have the camera automatically transfer 2MB versions of your photos as you shoot them.
With SnapBridge version 2.5 or greater, you can also use your compatible smartphone as a remote monitor and controller. Touch focus, adjust settings like exposure mode, white balance and more, then fire the shutter.
For the first time in a full-frame Nikon camera, you can charge the Z 6’s new EN-EL15b battery in the camera through a standard USB-C connection—from your computer, a wall outlet or other charging device⁸. Already have EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries⁹? They work with the Z 6, too.
Connect to a Mac or PC over Wi-Fi and wirelessly transfer RAW, JPEG and movie files. Two modes available: Camera Access Point mode, for connecting directly to a PC, and Station (STA) mode, for connecting over a router¹⁰.
A feast for the eyes.
The beautiful high-resolution touchscreen is as sharp and clear as a smartphone. 8 cm (3.2-inches). 2.1-million dots. Crystal clear and vibrant. Tilt for shooting at high and low angles. Touchscreen control. This display is a smooth operator.
Nikon takes touchscreen control to the next level. Touch to focus. Pinch to zoom. Touch to fire the shutter. Swipe through photos and videos. Navigate settings as easily as navigating a smartphone. Pinch to magnify the image on-screen to check for critical sharpness. We’re living in a touchscreen world, and this is a touchscreen camera.
Totally familiar for a Nikon DSLR shooter, fast and intuitive for someone new to the Nikon system. Z 6’s menus and user interface are elegant, clear and easy to navigate with touch control. Easily add your favourite functions to the (i) menu—over 30 settings available—then access them from the LCD or EVF.